“Being Becoming” – Classical Indian Dance

Malini Srinivasan and Dancers, a NYC-based Indian classical dance company, is performing Being Becoming – a Bharatanatyam dance that explores an idea central to Hindu and Buddhist philosophies, namely that one can become the object of their devotion, meditation, or desire. Devotional transformation, the idea of losing oneself or being consumed by the other, is extensively expressed in Indian traditions of poetry, music, painting, and dance. Each soloist, duet, and trio piece in Being Becoming explores the different ways in which the individual seeks to become one with the other, as well as traditional Indian theater techniques that enact the transformation from actor to character. Choreographer Malini Srinivasan is a third-generation Bharatanatyam artist, a Lecturer at the Asian & American Studies Department at SUNY Stony Brook, and performs with the Young Indian Culture Group and Anamika-Navatman. Malini received the 2012 Fringe NYC overall Excellence Award for the choreography of Being Becoming, as well as rave reviews during the show’s sold-out run at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival.

This event is free and open to the Public. Doors Open at 2 p.m.

Presented by the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series and the South Asia Language and Area Center.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
International House, Assembly Hall